A dressing room makeover with Valspar stir in glitter paint

A dressing room make over with Valspar paint

Since we moved into our house a year ago it feels like we’ve been non-stop renovating. The upstairs needed so much work done, including complete rewiring in the main bedroom, en-suite and adjoining room as well as the whole lot being replastered. We actually slept in our dining room for 6 long months whilst all this work was going on and I could not wait to get to the fun part of decorating and getting some paint on the walls.

Both Justin and I are fairly minimalist when it comes to decoration, we love the Scandinavian look of fresh white walls and so when Valspar got in touch via Mumsnet and offered us a room makeover I wanted to take the opportunity to add a bit of interest to my dressing room, and opted for bright white with just a hint of grown-up glitter.

We painted the room with Valspar paint and primer in one in a bright white mid sheen. We only needed one coat which is testament to Valspar’s brilliant coverage. I’ve never used a paint and primer in one so it was great to give it a try, when you have lots of walls to cover the fun of decorating can get old quite quickly but it really took the hard work and effort out of painting. The Valspar rollers and paintbrushes are really good too, I’m the sort of person that buys a new roller every time we decorate but the old saying ‘you buy cheap, you pay twice’ is really apt here. It is well worth spending a few extra pounds on quality tools to decorate with. Lesson well and truly learned!

Once the walls were done came the fun part of adding the silver glitter into the remaining paint and giving the walls a coat of glitter. I decided to get silver as felt that went best with the white paint but was seriously tempted to get the gold – I am sure I’ll find a place for gold glitter somewhere in the house!

A dressing room make over with Valspar paint

A dressing room make over with Valspar paint

It’s really hard to pick up glitter in photographs because I didn’t add masses; I was going for a sophisticated glow rather than full-on glitter and the effect is just beautiful. By day my walls are bright white and clean, but when the sun shines through the window the paint twinkles and shines and looks fantastic. At night when the lights are on the walls look even more sparkly, it’s definitely understated sparkle but the beauty of the Valspar stir in glitter is that you really could go as subtle or as dramatic as you want. We loved it so much we even decided to paint the main wall in our bedroom with the glitter paint!

My favourite thing about the Valspar paint is that it’s completely scrubbable and it really and truly is. You’ll have to watch the video to see just how amazing it is: I drew on my freshly painted white walls with a lipstick and as promised by Valspar it was easily scrubbed away leaving absolutely no trace whatsoever (thank goodness) I want to decorate my whole house with it and banish those little fingerprints on walls forever!

5 reasons to LOVE Valspar paint

  1. Valspar’s super-scrub formulation stands up to even the toughest daily living. Which basically means if your toddler daubs mucky hands on your paintwork, draws over the walls with crayon – or worse, lisptick – you can scrub it off. Phew.
  2. Valspar can create any colour you want with their seriously clever colour match technology. So if like Jess (in the video) you wanted to paint a wall the same colour as your favourite cushion, you can take it to Valspar and they will colour match it and make a paint in an identical colour.
  3. The Valspar expert at my local B&Q was amazing, she knew her stuff and was so helpful. Top marks for excellent customer service.
  4. Opting for Valspar paint and primer in one will seriously cut down on time and effort. A primer, undercoat and paint all in one takes multi-tasking to another level.
  5. When I posted this video collab on my facebook page, I had so many comments from readers saying how much they loved the quality of the Valspar paint and how cool it is that it comes in any colour, the possibilities really are endless. You could completely transform your house with a quality product for an excellent price. What’s not to love?

Do check out the video below and see the results of my dressing room makeover along with two other bloggers that transformed their bedrooms.

Valspar paint available to buy at B&Q stores nationwide

*This is a commissioned post

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Comments

  • GALINA V

    Written on 28th September 2016

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    Sleeping for six months in the dining room while waiting for your dream bedroom has paid off – now you have a room you love.

  • Savi

    Written on 28th September 2016

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    Your room looks lovely and I love the idea of grown-up glitter. I really love the fact that you can scrub off marks – what more could you ask for?! :)

  • Lizzie

    Written on 28th September 2016

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    I am so impressed with that paint Amy, one coat wow that could save us so much time and money! Scrubbable is key for my little monkeys too! Glitter is definitely something I would choose for me, perfect in a dressing room for extra wow and joy as the sun sparks off it. Would definitely consider buying this!

  • nicol

    Written on 28th September 2016

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    my manager is wanting glitter walls that isn’t over the top. I’m going to show this to her tomorrow :D

  • Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    Written on 30th September 2016

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    Oh wow, I feel the gold glitter paint is something I need in my life! I totally agree that glitter can be sophisticated if you use it in the right way, love what you’ve done with this room. #TheList

  • Rosie (@greenrosielife)

    Written on 30th September 2016

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    We have been in our house for 9 years and it is still very much a work in progress. French paint is dire in quality so I will look out for Valspar when we come to the UK for supplies. Do you know anything about how eco-friendly it is?

  • Franki - Wonderful Chaos

    Written on 30th September 2016

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    Oooh, I’m constantly on the hunt for inspiration for decorating as hopefully we will have our own, brand new house to put our stamp on soon. This paint sounds perfect for young families if it’s scrubbable and hello glittery walls! #TheList

  • Sarah

    Written on 30th September 2016

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    A dressing room! I’m jealous! I’ve heard such good things about glitter paint recently! I may need to try it for myself! ^_^

  • anthea

    Written on 30th September 2016

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    A good idea to add a little glitter to start with as you can’t take away too much as easiy as you can add more iykwim… looks great

  • Tanya Brannan

    Written on 1st October 2016

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    I love Valspar paint and have used it in several rooms of my house. I didn’t realise that they did glitter though. I would love to use it in my bathroom to give it a bit of glamour!

  • topfivemum

    Written on 1st October 2016

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    Very stylish indeed! Just before having my first baby, I decided it was time to redecorate our whole flat. White. I’m rather regretting that decision now we’re onto two babies… it certainly doesn’t look as chic as your pad!

  • Lizzie firstooth

    Written on 2nd October 2016

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    We’re about to buy bundles of paint and we’ve been having a tough time deciding on which brand to choose. It’s always the usual debate between Crown and Dulux, both have their loyal followers. But another friends of ours recommended Valspar and now I’ve seen how well it’s coverage is, we may have to test it in one of our rooms! I had a little look and it’s such a fab price too. We definitely need a paint that can stand the test of regular toddler bashings and it sounds like it does just that. I do love your dressing room, you lucky girly! xx

  • Alana - Burnished Chaos

    Written on 2nd October 2016

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    Paint you can scrub is always a winner, especially with kids in the house. We have a little bit of glittery pain on a feature wall in the bathroom but it’s not the best quality and is a bit patchy, think I’ll try this out when we finally decorate L’s room x

  • Emma T

    Written on 2nd October 2016

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    I love the scrubbable idea. Our walls up the stairs have a lot of grimy finger prints on them. We just don’t do DIY but really should!

  • Mudpie Fridays

    Written on 6th October 2016

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    Ooo I want glitter walls!! They sound fabulous and completly agree on the soft sheen over full on bling! I would love my own dressing room … Maybe one day :) thanks for hosting #TheList X

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